Kimmo / Kronos / Kosminen / Kuusisto
Accordion virtuoso Kimmo Pohjonen turns 50 this August and will be celebrating his half-century at Huvila with an appropriately starry guest line up. The birthday concert is an opportunity to hear Pohjonen re-visit his earlier collaborations with a number of big names, among them the legendary US-based Kronos Quartet.
The evening will consist of a series of performances by a number of acts from a Pohjonen solo appearance to guest performances by violinist Pekka Kuusisto and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen. A decade ago, Pohjonen, Kosminen and the Kronos Quartet’s widely lauded Uniko premiered at Huvila. Their collaboration now continues with brand new material.
Kimmo Pohjonen, accordion
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Samuli Kosminen, electronics
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Sunny Yang, cello
For this event you can purchase a meal by Restaurant Juuri beforehand!
Age limit: 18
Huvila Festival Tent
Important! Please dress appropriately. The tent is not fully wind proof and may be draughty.
The Huvila Festival Tent is the Helsinki Festival’s dedicated hub and a unique cross between a concert hall and a traditional festival marquee. Designed by architect Roy Mänttäri, the tent has been erected every year since 1995 at a variety of locations across the capital. The Huvila programme, encompassing everything from intimate concerts to riotous club nights, is a valuable addition to the city’s music scene. Huvila is particularly known for its strong world music offering and for providing an early platform to lesser-known artists. Past Huvila acts include Radiohead, Cesaria Evora, Marc Ribot, Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed, Wilco, Hugh Masekela and Yoko Ono & Thurston Moore.
As the name suggests, Huvila is a tent and the weather can sometimes lend its own special charm to the proceedings. Sounds from outside the tent can sometimes be heard during performances. Don’t forget to bring a warm layer, as the nights in August can be chilly. We also ask that you arrive promptly as the seating is unallocated. The Huvila season coincides with the end of the summer season and to make the most of it, there is usually dancing on most nights!
The tent comprises an atmospheric restaurant, the perfect place for enjoying the August nights post-concert. Catering is provided by Helsinki’s highly-acclaimed Juuri restaurant.
Events at the Huvila Festival Tent are for adults aged 18 and over. Younger guests can be admitted provided they are accompanied by a guardian. The age restriction does not apply to the daytime concert on 31 August.
The performances start at 19:00 and finish no later than 22:00.
Disabled parking: Disabled parking is available, however, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.
Disabled access: Ramped access at main entrance. Box office fully accessible.
Disabled toilet (please note that the toilet is not fitted with an alarm).
Wheelchair seating/event: 4 (more seating may be available depending on the nature of the show).
No induction loop.
Grounded outlet available in the seating area
Reception/Front of House of Manager: 040 578 74 26 (Janne Räsänen).
Advance sale: LIPPUPALVELU
Purchase limit 6 tickets per customer (exception for group tickets)
ONLINE TICKETS (24 h)
The online store allows you to buy e-mail tickets, which you will have to print out yourself (TicketFast), or you can order tickets to be delivered by mail (available up to 30 days before the event). For an additional fee, you can reserve tickets and collect them from a box office or an R-Kioski outlet.
- E-mail tickets (TicketFast): €1.50–3.50 per ticket (depending on the price of the ticket; see Service fees)
- Mailed tickets: €1.50–3.50 per ticket (see Service fees) + €10 per order (Finland) / €40 per order (other countries)
- Ticket reservation: €2 per ticket (to be paid when the tickets are collected)
For contact information and opening hours, go to: www.lippupalvelu.fi
Lippupalvelu has over 80 box offices where you can directly buy tickets, or pay and collect tickets reserved online or via the telephone service.
- Service fee €1.50–3.50 per ticket (see Service fees)
TELEPHONE SERVICE (Mon–Sat from 8 am–9 pm, Sun and holidays from 10 am–6 pm)
Tel. +358 (0)600 10 800 (€1.98 per min + local network charge) or +358 (0)600 10 020 (€6.84 per call + local network charge)
You can reserve tickets via the telephone service. The reservation fee is included in the call price. You can pay and collect the reserved tickets from a box office or an R-Kioski outlet. Up until 30 days before the event, you can also order tickets to be mailed to you.
- Tickets collected from a box office €1.50–3.50 per ticket (see Service fees) or from an R-Kioski outlet €2.50 per ticket
- Mailed tickets: €10 per order (Finland) / €40 per order (other countries)
Tickets that have been reserved in advance online or via the telephone service can be paid and collected at R-Kioski outlets.
- Service fee €2.50–4,50 per ticket
SERVICE FEES (OTHER THAN R-KIOSKI OUTLETS)
Ticket price €10 or less – service fee €1.50 per ticket
Ticket price €10.01–39.99 – service fee €2.50 per ticket
Ticket price €40 or more – service fee €3.50 per ticket
HOW TO SAVE MONEY WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS
The least expensive method for buying individual tickets is to buy them online (an e-mail ticket that you print out yourself) or from a box office.
TICKET SALE AT THE DOOR
If tickets remain for sale at the door, the box offices at the actual venues are open for business for one hour prior to the start of the event.
A purchase limit is applicable to some events.
Right to changes reserved.
Only one concession type per purchase
*get a 15 % discount when you buy tickets for at least three different shows in a single purchase
*available through Lippupalvelu telephone sales or outlets only
*10% discount on tickets for groups of 10 or more
*available through Lippupalvelu telephone sales only
*available for full priced tickets only
*limited number of tickets available
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